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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; an American In Paris


Download links and information about Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; an American In Paris by James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to genres. It contains 4 tracks with total duration of 01:06:45 minutes.

Artist: James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Release date: 1981
Tracks: 4
Duration: 01:06:45
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No. Title Length
1. Rhapsody in Blue 16:04
2. Cuban Overture 9:47
3. Porgy and Bess: Suite - "Catfish Row" 23:21
4. An American in Paris (Revised By F. Campbell-Watson) 17:33



George Gershwin is easily one of the greatest and most beloved modern-day composers that America has ever produced. The two pieces on this album, "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" are indeed two of his greatest compositions, and have been recorded by countless orchestras. Why, then, should a recording by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra be regarded as special? First of all, the performance is spectacular — all of the dynamics and textures in Gershwin's two greatest "hits" are brought to the fore here. Also, conductor Eugene List pulls out all the stops, putting together one of the finest arrangements ever of these classics. But that's not all that's appealing about this record. Cut in 1981, the versions contained here are possibly the first digital recordings ever done of Gershwin's work. Even at this early stage of digital recording, the results are spectacular, and serve the grandeur of George Gershwin's talent. Awesome.